AMB 2022 Clamp and release at the push of a button

Source: Eppinger

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The highlight of Eppinger’s trade fair presence at AMB will be the Quicklock tool clamping system. It allows tool holders (BMT) to be clamped and released automatically in just a few seconds at the touch of a button.

According to the manufacturer, a push of a button is all it takes for Quicklock to clamp or release the BMT tool holder in less than four seconds.
According to the manufacturer, a push of a button is all it takes for Quicklock to clamp or release the BMT tool holder in less than four seconds.
(Source: Eppinger)

At the AMB 2022 in Stuttgart, Germany, Eppinger will present its system solutions around the machine tool. The highlight at the booth of the Denkendorf-based tool specialists will be the innovative Quicklock tool clamping system. While the previous Fastlock changeover clamping system was already optimised in terms of setup time, with Quicklock the tool change is now automated throughout and takes just a few seconds. According to the manufacturer, a push of a button is all it takes for Quicklock to clamp or release the BMT tool holder in less than four seconds. As an optional 4.0 adaptation, the clamping system can also be operated by means of an industrial robot and the tool turret can thus be loaded fully automatically. Until now, several minutes have been needed for such a tool change, including loosening the screws and tightening them again with the torque wrench. With the previous approach, process reliability was not optimally guaranteed.

In addition to the new BMT tool clamping system Quicklock, Eppinger will show a selection of fixed and driven tool holders, the tool changing systems Preci-Flex, Preci-Flex T, Decoflex and Eppinger PSC as well as tool holders that allow various special machining operations.

Moreover, the company will be exhibiting its newly developed CNC rotary tables. These can position quickly and precisely and are built extremely compact. Its integrated closed-loop sensor system with dual drive allows high-precision positioning. This allows high and lasting accuracy even in hard roughing operation. The rotary tables can be used both as original equipment and for retrofitting vertical and horizontal machine tools.

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